The master’s degree in marriage and family therapy is not a terminal degree program. The program is integrally related to the Doctor of Philosophy in Family and Child Ecology in the department. Both the master’s and doctoral programs prepare individuals for licensure in the State of Michigan.
The master’s degree program is a Plan B (without thesis) degree is designed to prepare the individual for clinical practice as a marriage and family therapist. A minimum of 36 credits and additional supervised clinical practicum credits are required for the degree.
Those individuals who want to pursue research-intensive training will need to be admitted to the Doctor of Philosophy in Family and Child Ecology degree program.
Individuals admitted to the Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy with other non- marriage and family therapy clinical master’s degrees will be required to remove deficiencies in marriage and family therapy course work.
The Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Michigan State University has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Re-accreditation is effective through January 2008.